Orissa has a history of recurring natural disasters. While the coastal
districts of Orissa are exposed to floods and cyclones, western Orissa is prone
to acute droughts; a large section of the State is also prone to earthquakes.
In addition, the State is also affected by disasters like heat waves,
epidemics, forest fire, road accidents etc. The history of disasters
substantiates the fact that about 80% of the State is prone to one or more
forms of natural disasters.
situation On 10th September
2011 Around 2600 villages submerged , 17 Lakh people have been affected by floods in 14
districts of Orissa of which 5,000 have been evacuated to safest places,
even as the state government launched relief and rescue measures on a
war-footing. While 5,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas in
seven districts, Fourty persons have died so far in the calamity. 29 relief
camps and free kitchens have been opened in inundated areas.The 14 flood-affected
districts are Balasore, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Boudh, Deogarh, Jajpur, Nupada,Jagatsinghpur,
Jharsuguda, Kendtrapara, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Sambalpur and Subarnapur.
Livestock in the region has also been severely hit.Here around 90% of animal
shelters (normally made with thatched houses) have been completely collapsed. Nayagarh
Is one of the Dist where 3 Blocks and 72 villages were affected. Among all
Gania Block of Nayagarh is worst flood hit area .
Immediate i,e on 14 September Our disaster relief team with five
person started journey to Nayagarh Dist HQ then reached Gania block
.with 50 bag of cattle feed ,120 tarpaulin,medicine .Gania Block is about 145
Km from our HQ and from Gania to Chamundia is 320 Kms distance from our maitri
club. Before we reach chamundia block we came to see that there is no
communication to Chamundia Panchayat without a boat .
Attached here the link of some flood operation photos on Erabanka GP of
Jajpur Dist(Second Flood). Our team reached by acrossing 315 Kms on
26.9.11 and working since 29.911.We are unable to reach other villages
due to Heavy flow of water.Our team can't return from SujanPur when
water label suddenly incresed we have to stay there one night. The
situation is very critical there . All animal are living without food
since 4-5 days,Adminstration gave cattle feed 4Kg Per animals only
once .All shelters has been damaged We feed more than 700 animals and
More than 100stray animals .and help to prepare more than 50 temporary
shelter . Kindly see some photographs of Jajpur flood operation here.
The situation is worsening The water level in the river has
stopped rising but still flowing above the danger level and pushing water into
the villages through the breaches with threat at several places on the
embankments. The administration and army are struggling to control the
situation by rescuing people with support from local people. Animals in most of
the places have spent sleepless day & nights and without food. Situation
will become worse the as the water goes down because of contaminated food, need
of drinking water and shelter.
Immediate Relief Measures Needed: Click Here
Contact Us : Relief Coordination office Maitri Club,Maitri Vihar,college Square Aska,Ganjam,Orissa-761111
India Web: www.maitriclub.cfsites.org,Email : firstname.lastname@example.org (See More Photos.....) We
appeal all persons, Organizations and
Individuals of noble intension to come forward in all ways possible to share
the responsibility of relief, rescue and rehabilitation in this time of emergency arising due the natural disaster.
Our bike was the only instrument which helps us to communicate with flood affected Villages our volunters.But unfortunately punctured It took more than 4 hr to find a mechanic.